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Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if I lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Will my dark, velvety diabetes type 2 spots go away if I lose weight? If not, what can I do?

Most likely yet: Acanthosis nigricans, the dark spots you're explaining in most instances is a sign of Insulin resistance and high blood sugar in obese and diabetic individuals and with weight loss and control of blood sugar goes away. If it's due to another condition like growth hormone intake, birth control pill or genetics, then unless the condition is treated, it won't go away, i.e. In genetic cases it won't. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

How to lose weight with type one diabetes?

Carefully: Weight loss for you is the same as for a non-diabetic: lower caloric intake and increase physical activity. However, I'm glad you asked, bc as a type 1 diabetic, doing those things will require you to change your Insulin regimen. Work with a dietician to make a balanced, carbohydrate consistent meal plan. Work with your endocrinologist for alterations in your Insulin regimen for work-out days. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight so I don't get diabetes at 14?

How can I lose weight so I don't get diabetes at 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is a good way for someone who has diabetes to lose weight?

The same: As anyone else -- eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. Try cutting out 250 calories a day to lost a pound every two weeks. It's not how fast your lose, but you need to learn to eat properly to not only lose the weight but keep it off the rest of your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone who has Type one diabetes to lose weight?

It's the same: As for anyone else, eat less and exercise more to burn up more calories than you take in. Insulin administration will make this more difficult, and you might want to discuss with your doctor a gradual reduction in insulin dose as weight loss proceeds, but make sure glucose control remains appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for someone who has diabetes to lose weight on?

Weight loss: .How long have you had type 2 diabetes and how much weight have you gained?
There are many good exercises and if there is a facility close to you, take a look and decide whether that is a good place for you to work out.
Your diet may also need attention. Go to "NuVal" on the web and find out a lot of information about which foods are good, not too bad, and no good for you. ...Read more

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What are some tips for someone who has diabetes so that they can lose weight?

What are some tips for someone who has diabetes so that they can lose weight?

The Blood Sugar: Solution by Mark Hyman, MD, is a book that has an entire plan of action to help w/diabetes and overall health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight? I have type one diabetes. I really need to lose weight.

Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking, drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more

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How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Eat less/exercise: The more one eats, the more Insulin is needed to control blood sugar. Exercise helps increase sensitivity to Insulin so that less is needed to maintain good control also. Combining healthy eating and exercise is the safest and best way to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Key principle...: Is assuming you have good control on current regimen and diet,
you must decrease Insulin doses proportionately to decrease in calorie intake

best if nutritionist cde or endocrinologist help you do so. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and want to lose weight. Is it recommended to take cla?

I have type 2 diabetes and want to lose weight. Is it recommended to take cla?

May help but...: The evidence re: whether cla helps lose weight is equivocal; it might help some but is by no means a miracle. There is no substitute for a healthy diet & exercise. The most impressive diet for diabetes is a raw vegan diet- there are many cases of type 2 dm totally reversing! See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods. Html
& https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=-o6gh6qbpfw see comments:. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and am trying to lose weight so am taking phentermine witha doctor precription is that good or bad?

I have diabetes and am trying to lose weight so am taking phentermine witha doctor precription is that good or bad?

Not good: Phentermine has many side effects including anxiety, irritability, sleep problems, sweating, tremor, dry mouth. It is also potentially addictive. Most important, it increases blood pressure and can cause heart attacks and strokes. Diet and exercise are always the best first steps. If these don't work, then there are other drugs that appear to be safer and more effective. ...Read more

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Does type 1 diabetes make it difficult to lose weight?

Does type 1 diabetes make it difficult to lose weight?

Sometimes: Some dmt1 patients present with weight loss. This is a complex disease that requires close collaboration between you and your dr. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Can you please explain how and why with type 2 diabetes lose weight?

Loss of sugar&water: Even though most people with type 2 diabetes are obese or overweight, but people who present with diabetes are passing lots of urine and sugar in their urine which may make them loose weight. But once they are started on oral meds like tzds and sulphonyl ureas and Insulin will make most people gain weight which is a complication of the treatment and not desirable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I developed type 2 diabetes, will it stay with I even if I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I developed type 2 diabetes, will it stay with I even if I lose weight?

Diabetes and Weight: Sometimes, if you are newly diagnosed with Diabetes, or have had it under good control, and you are a type II Diabetic, Diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise. You never 'Get Rid' of the disease-you are simply controlling it naturally. In my experience, though, the disease will eventually go out of control, and you will need to take medication to control the blood glucose. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight in a way that will also get rid of pre-diabetes symptoms?

How can I lose weight in a way that will also get rid of pre-diabetes symptoms?

Diet/exercise: A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here. Find an eating plan you can follow the rest of your life, not a short-term diet. Check w/your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, so can I use acarbose to lose weight? Does it may cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time?

I am 20 years old, so can I use acarbose to lose weight? Does it may cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time?

Yes and no!: May help a little with weight loss, but it has been shown scientifically to help ward off type 2 diabetes! ...Read more

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Can u please recommend a diet or product that helps lose weight 4 acute mild chf/type 2 diabetes dats not too restrictive & not 2 slow?

Can u please recommend a diet or product that helps lose weight 4 acute mild chf/type 2 diabetes dats not too restrictive & not 2 slow?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. Consider coq10 and l-carnitine for chf. ...Read more

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I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?

I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?

Yes: At your height and weight your bmi (body mass index) is 26. You would like to get your bmi closer to 20. Trying to lose 20 or 30 pounds would be ideal, but
even a 10 pound weight loss would help. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?

I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?

See below: I know this may be difficult for you but pain meds particularly at age 18 is definitely not the answer. I know this from working in this field for 20 years. The pain medication will work for a short time but comes with the risks of dependence, gradual lack of effect, constipation and maybe even long term immune effects. Work with a nutritionist to loseweight and learn healthy eating habits. Walk. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes. Will it ever go away if I loose weight or will I always have it?

I have type 2 diabetes. Will it ever go away if I loose weight or will I always have it?

Type 2 Diabetes: If you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you can control it with diet and exercise and weight control instead of using oral medications or insulin. It is best to take control of your disease. You may not be able to "cure" your diabetes, but you can certainly control it through healthy living. ...Read more

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Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Genetics!: U have 2 find a happy medium between exercise & caloric intake. Obviously U need more when U exercise & fewer when U don't. Maybe a dietician can help U get there. ...Read more

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I got diabetes so pat 3 months I've been trying to loose weight an I did. I went from 213.9 to 202.2 now I'm back to 207.5 I haven't changed anything.?

I got diabetes so pat 3 months I've been trying to loose weight an I did. I went from 213.9 to 202.2 now I'm back to 207.5 I haven't changed anything.?

Hang in there: Losing weight is a frustrating proposition. In the beginning a lot of the lost weight is water, which comes out readily. After that it becomes a matter of sticking to the diet that you have chosen, trying to increase your exercising and be ready to accept a slow but steady result. ...Read more

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I take metformin for type 2 diabetes. If I loose weight will I be able to stop taking meds? I'm 5'7" 220 lbs.

I take metformin for type 2 diabetes. If I loose weight will I be able to stop taking meds? I'm 5'7" 220 lbs.

Continue metformin: Even if you lose weight and your glucose returns to normal, metformin should be continued as it will decrease your risk of the high glucose returning later in life. Remember, diabetes can't be cured, only treated.
Also, metformin has several health benefits that are separate from glucose control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure how can I loose weight?

What to do if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure how can I loose weight?

Diet: Diet is the true key to wt loss...Much more than exercise, which is important, but proportionally, proper diet is much more impactful to wt loss. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more